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865 Second Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Canada

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church: a church community of faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, worshiping in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Church Library

WHY HAVE A CHURCH LIBRARY?

There is value in reading, viewing and listening to Christian material.

The church library is a valuable resource centre for the entire church.

What we read influences our thoughts, actions and character.

There is ample evidence that the use of church library materials promotes spiritual development of individuals, families and church groups.

(The Church Librarian's Handbook)

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OBJECTIVES OF THE CHURCH LIBRARY

The first objective of the church library is to provide a quality collection of books and non-book materials designed to meet the religious needs of this congregation at all age levels.

 And secondly, to provide books and other non-book materials, as the budget permits, in the following areas:

ADULT SECTION:

BIOGRAPHY:  BIO

(This category includes books of individual and collective biographies of missionaries, church leaders and Christians from all walks of life.)

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:  CE

(This category includes Bible study materials, teaching helps & methods  for Sunday School teachers such as crafts, drama, and leadership development.)

CHRISTIAN LIVING:  CL

(This category includes guidebooks for the development of Christian character and collections of inspirational messages and personal experiences of various Christian authors.)

DVDs

FAMILY: FAM

(This category includes books on marriage and preparation for marriage, divorce, sex education, child training, aging.)

FICTION:  FIC

(Christian Fiction)

GENERAL: GEN

(This category includes books on life coping skills, cookbooks, crafts, fiction, miscellanea, poetry, psychology, self help books)

MISSION: MIS

(This category includes books about missionaries faithfully serving in faraway places.)

MUSIC CDs

REFERENCE BOOKS:

  • Atlases: REF-A

  • Bibles: REF-B

  • Church History: REF-CH

  • Commentaries & Concordances: REF-C

  • Congregational Life & Growth: REF-CLG

  • Dictionaries: REF-D

  • Encyclopedias: REF-ENC

THEOLOGY: THEO

(This category includes books dealing with the functions of each Person of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It also includes such topics as baptism, salvation, angels and demons, Satan, heaven and hell, prophecy, death and resurrection.)

WORSHIP:  WOR

(This category includes daily devotional books for all ages, books on prayer, poetry and music as well as Music & Worship DVDs.)

**The Quilters now have a section in the library with over 40 books.

YOUTH & CHILDREN’S SECTION:

YOUTH: YOU

(Books for young people)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS:  E

(Picture books & Easy reading, as well as DVDs & music CDs)

The Children's library is now located upstairs in the Sunday School 

 

MEN’S WORK CREW ADDING NEW SHELVES!

 

 

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